Agents made a massive drug bust in the Bronx- and seized approximately $7.5 million dollars in heroin and fentanyl.
Based on a statement given by the city’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, authorities located the drugs after responding to a court-authorized search of a packaging plant located in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
It was reported by officials that 11 kilos were discovered in a duffle bag and another 10 kilos were carefully hidden behind the wall of the medicine cabinet. All this took place inside a two bedroom apartment located at 1240 Morrison ave.
Apparatus associated with Narcotic packaging was discovered in the second bedroom. Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan claimed that this included 300 rolls of tape, 3 scales, 16 tape dispensers, 12 electric coffee grinders, and 4 strainers.
Over 100 ink stamps and three cases of glassine envelopes were also noted to be found, according to officials. The ink stamps were used to brand the glassine envelopes.
“100%”, “UPS”, and “Super High” were some of the names used on the stamps.
Authorities grabbed five men in the raid—46 year old Luis Guzman-Rojas , 29 year old Anthony Polanco, 28 year old Willy De La Cruz , 26 year old Pedro Sandoval, and 37 year old Matias Rosario-Ramon. All five men are facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Authorities have stated that an estimated 55 kilos were recovered; as it stands officials are engaging in ongoing investigations into narcotic trafficking operations throughout the city.